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Information for students concerning the 2021-2022 academic year

4 January 2021

Dear Prospective Students,

Thank you for your interest in the academic programmes of the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.
As we have started preparations for the 2021-2022 academic year, I would like to share with you some useful information which will assist you in preparation for your study year at the Kodály Institute.

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Artisjus Award to the Director of the Institute

12 December 2020

László Norbert Nemes, Director of the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy of Music is one of the recipients of the 2020 Artisjus Award for his outstanding pedagogical achievements in the field of classical music. Artisjus is the Hungarian Bureau for Copyright Protection whose primary objective - beyond acting as a legal body - is to recognize the outstanding performances and achievements of the contemporary musical artists of all genre. Congratulations to László!

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Stolen Times - new CD from Judit Rajk contralto

Stolen Times - new CD from Judit Rajk contralto

11 December 2020

Judit Rajk's Stolen Time album captures a small portion of the artist’s rich repertoire: Hungarian compositions from the 20th–21st century, through Zoltán Kodály's folk song arrangements to the large-scale monody of Barnabás Dukay, the short, resigned lamentation of Zoltán Jeney, and to the sensitive song on the death of children by Máté Balogh.

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Interview with the Director of the Institute

Interview with the Director of the Institute

8 December 2020

2020 was and still is a special year. It challenged us in many ways. We asked László Nobert Nemes, director of the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét, what their year looked like.

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Visit of the Ambassador of South Korea

Visit of the Ambassador of South Korea

9 November 2020

On 5 November, Kyoo-sok Choe, the Ambassador of the Republic of South Korea to Hungary, visited the Institute. During the walk in the monastery, he got acquainted with the history of the building, the antecedents of the establishment of the Institute.

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Our latest publication: Esther Hargittai's Jewish-Israeli Music

Our latest publication: Esther Hargittai's Jewish-Israeli Music

3 November 2020

The newest publication by the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy of Music is a unique collection of curated Jewish songs, dances and easy choral pieces. Recommended for classroom music teachers and choral conductors who are constantly looking for new, multicultural repertoire, to get true inspiration from this book. 

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Péter Erdei on the Kult50 list

Péter Erdei on the Kult50 list

23 September 2020

Fidelio’s editorial staff, with the help of renowned patrons, compiled a list of artists - Kult50 - who have performed significantly in their field in the previous year.

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Winning composition by Máté Balogh

Winning composition by Máté Balogh

22 September 2020

Dr Máté Balogh, faculty member of the Kodály Institute, received the prize of the Composers' Contest of the Salvatore Quasimodo International Poet Competition in Balatonfüred, Hungary.  

 

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New monograph on Zoltán Kodály

25 August 2020

It is with great pleasure that we recommend Dr Anna Dalos’s new monograph entitled Zoltán Kodály’s World of Music published by the University of California Press.

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Kodály Seminar Online 2020

Kodály Seminar Online 2020

21 August 2020

This summer the Kodály Seminar was organized online offering live remote and pre-recorded sessions on methodology, musicianship, choral music, singing-based music history, piano and voice pedagogy, and individual piano and voice master classes for more than 200 participants from more than 30 different countries. 

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Musicologist László Eősze passed away

17 August 2020

László Eősze, a Ferenc Erkel as well as Széchenyi Award winning music historian, art writer and regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts passed away in the 97th year of his life. 

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MÁTÉ BALOGH'S Support Excellence AWARD

10 July 2020

Out of more than fifty entries, Máté Balogh, a lecturer at the Institute and the Liszt Academy, won a special prize at this year's composers' competition held by the Central European String Quartet (CESQ).

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